The week in 34 photos – A twin-engine cargo plane is seen after crashing into a Chicago house shortly after taking off from Midway International Airport on Tuesday, November 18. The pilot, who reported engine problems prior to the crash, was killed. The plane narrowly missed a couple sleeping in the house.
The week in 34 photos – Pope Francis kisses a girl Friday, November 14, during a special audience with business consultants at the Vatican.
The week in 34 photos – U.S. Army Spc. Sabryna Schlagetter kisses her wife, Cheyenne, after returning home to Fort Carson, Colorado, with other members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Friday, November 14. The couple married on Valentine's Day this year before Sabryna deployed to Afghanistan.
The week in 34 photos – Security personnel use umbrellas to cover Czech Republic President Milos Zeman, top left, during a speech Monday, November 17, in Prague, Czech Republic. During the speech, which commemorated the 1989 Velvet Revolution, protesters booed Zeman and threw objects such as sandwiches, tomatoes and eggs.
The week in 34 photos – A doughnut-shaped protective net hangs from the ceiling of the U.S. Capitol's rotunda Tuesday, November 18, in Washington. The Capitol's famous dome is being renovated.
The week in 34 photos – A shop owner carries water as he tries to extinguish a raging fire at the central market of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Friday, November 14. More than 200 shops were destroyed in the northern Afghan city.
The week in 34 photos – A man recovers at a hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, on Tuesday, November 18, after he was attacked by machete-wielding youth in the country's Kisauni area. Youths took to the streets in apparent revenge attacks after two mosques were raided for alleged links to Al-Shabaab militants.
The week in 34 photos – A man dressed as Santa Claus rides a wave in Varazze, Italy, on Tuesday, November 18.
The week in 34 photos – Ayanna Williams shows off her 23-inch nails at a book launch in London on Wednesday, November 19. Williams is featured in the book, a compendium of strange-but-true facts entitled "Ripley's Believe It or Not!: Reality Shock!"
The week in 34 photos – People in Dhaka, Bangladesh, spend time in a dried-up bed of the Kaliganga River on Monday, November 17.
The week in 34 photos – A young military cadet releases a pigeon after an oath-taking ceremony Friday, November 14, at a monastery in Kiev, Ukraine.
The week in 34 photos – Residents and tourists in Rivas, Nicaragua, gather around a stranded whale as they try to return it to the ocean on Friday, November 14. Their attempts were unsuccessful, however, and the whale died.
The week in 34 photos – Britain's Queen Elizabeth II removes a brick Tuesday, November 18, during a ceremony in London for the launch of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.
The week in 34 photos – Police officers at the Vatican carry away an activist during a protest Friday, November 14, in St. Peter's Square. The Ukrainian feminist group Femen was protesting the Pope's upcoming visit to the European Parliament and Council.
The week in 34 photos – A U.S. Army soldier prays at the Washington National Cathedral, which was hosting its first Muslim prayer service on Friday, November 14.
The week in 34 photos – Police Constable Patrice Clarke jumps over a collapsed portion of Manzanilla Mayaro Road as floodwaters continued to flow from the adjoining Nariva swamp Monday, November 17, in Manzanilla, Trinidad.
The week in 34 photos – A student protester runs after he caught on fire while throwing a Molotov cocktail toward police Wednesday, November 19, in Makassar, Indonesia. He was among those protesting the decision of President Joko Widodo to raise fuel prices this week.
The week in 34 photos – A man grooms his miniature poodle in Beijing after competing at the China International Pet Show on Monday, November 17.
The week in 34 photos – Members of India's National Cadet Corps march behind a partition in Kolkata on Sunday, November 16, during celebrations marking the 66th anniversary of the group's creation.
The week in 34 photos – Newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives pose for a group photo on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, November 18. They will take office in January.
The week in 34 photos – A man restrains a bull as another ignites flammable balls attached to the bull's horns Sunday, November 16, in Medinaceli, Spain. It was for the traditional Toro de Jubilo festival in the town. After the bull's horns are set on fire, the animal is untied and revelers dodge it until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered in mud to protect it from burns, but animal rights groups have protested the festival for years.
The week in 34 photos – Britain's Prince Philip visits the armored regiment of the Queen's Royal Hussars in Paderborn, Germany, on Wednesday, November 19. He was awarding soldiers who just returned from Afghanistan.
The week in 34 photos – An expert examines a Scottish Fold cat during a cat exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, November 16.
The week in 34 photos – Officials move crates of ducks after bird flu was found on a duck farm in Nafferton, England, on Monday, November 17. The flu was found days after it was discovered in Dutch chickens, although it was not a strain known to be deadly to humans.
The week in 34 photos – Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, November 19.
The week in 34 photos – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama meet koalas before the start of a G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday, November 15.
The week in 34 photos – Rescuers look for a missing person in Serra Ricco, Italy, after a wave of storms and torrential rain hit northern Italy on Sunday, November 16.
The week in 34 photos – A protester in London tries to smash a Starbucks window Wednesday, November 19, during a demonstration against fees and cuts in the education system.